Brenton Maart | CV

b. 1968, Port Elizabeth

Brenton Maart is currently Exhibitions Curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, and is completing his MA in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. He works part-time as a Public and Social Arts Campaign Developer for the Centre for the Study of AIDS, University of Pretoria. He curated the exhibition and co-edited the book project entitled Sharp: The Market Photography Workshop, which covered trends in South African photography from 1988 to 2002.


Queer Film and Video Course, University of the Witwatersrand
2001 Stop-frame animation techniques, University of the Witwatersrand
2000 Advanced Course, Market Photography Workshop
1992 M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


Temporary Architecture: PhotoZA, Johannesburg;  Bell Roberts Photographic, Cape Town


City and Country, Axis Gallery, New York
What is Life?, South African Museum, Cape Town

Night Vision, Cape Town Month of Photography (projection)
blood river (video) shown at Insig animated film exhibition, Starlight-Teater, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees; Mind’s Eye Art Space, Pretoria; Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Sasol New Signatures Finalist Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum (special mention)
Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Competition Exhibition, Coen Scholtz Centre, Pretoria (“Touch,” a situational performative intervention)
Sharp: The Market Photography Workshop, Cape Tourism Gallery, Cape Town; Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg; and NSA Gallery, Durban

Sasol New Signatures Finalist Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
Kempton Park-Tembisa Finalist Exhibition, Coen Scholtz Centre, Pretoria
Move, The Market Photography Workshop, Johannesburg
Gallery 111.3 launch exhibition, Johannesburg
Commonwealth Photographic Awards Exhibition, various European venues
Love Friendship Family, Bensusan Museum of Photography, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg
Seen, Spark Gallery, Johannesburg

Market Photography Workshop Annual Exhibition, Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg



2003, news and reviews articles

Foreword in Sharp: The Market Photography Workshop. Johannesburg: Market Photography Workshop
“public: art: space: Making the Johannesburg Art Gallery more accessible,” in New Strategies. Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery
“City boys take to the streets,” in Mail & Guardian, 26 April-2 May 2002
“Turning inside out,” in Mail & Guardian, 12-18 April 2002


Gauteng regional editor for
Suka Dzhivha Fundudzi: Samson Mudzunga. Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery
JAGGED: Quarterly newsletter of the Johannesburg Art Gallery

Boipelo ka Setso. Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery
New strategies. Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery
Peace Angels Project. Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery